Hostages To Fortune

Series exploring the twentieth century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Mick Martin.

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WTC011939-1944:20080818

Marianne Josephy arrives in London on a Kindertransport, a humanitarian scheme offering refuge in Britain for unaccompanied Jewish children. The Hoppers from Hull are a churchgoing working-class family who have a son serving in the forces.

Marianne....Vanessa Ackerman

Mrs Carter....Sue Ryding

Edith/Alice....Olwen May

Will/Franz....David Fleeshman

Grace....Sue Kelly

Bessie....Lisa Moore

Officer....Hamilton Berstock

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Gary Brown